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Darren Mack

Reno, NV: (Jun-14-07) Darren Mack, who was embroiled in a bitter divorce suit with wife Charla Mack and who was accused of murdering her, has been ordered by the court to pay more than $1 million to the estate of his late wife. Darren and Charla Mack were in the middle of their divorce when they met with Judge Chuck Weller in January 2006 to discuss a possible settlement. A tentative agreement disintegrated in a May 2006 meeting when Darren Mack balked, but Weller instructed Charla Mack's lawyer to draw up the settlement order based on the earlier agreement. The following month, Charla Mack was stabbed to death and Weller was shot by Mack.

A year after the shooting and murder, Judge David Huff ruled in favor of Charla Mack's estate, ordering Darren Mack to pay to Charla Mack the sum of $480,000. In addition to paying the $480,000 in cash, Huff ruled that Mack, a former wealthy Reno pawn shop owner, should pay $500,000 over a period of five years, $15,500 for arrears and support and $6,500 from a brokerage account. Darren Mack fled to Mexico and spent 11 days as a fugitive before he surrendered. He has entered two pleas - not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity, to charges of murder and attempted murder. [LAS VEGAS SUN: DIVORCE SETTLEMENT]

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Published on Jun-15-07


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